3+ Story Floor Plans

Ideal for In-Town Living or a Large Suburban Lot

In-town living within the nation’s most populated urban areas is made possible with 3+ story floor plans. Cities like New York, Boston and San Francisco have limited land to accommodate a large and growing population. Density must be addressed, and the most economical and eco-friendly option is to build housing that is 3+ stories or more. Building up rather than out minimizes land use and allows housing on a narrow lot.

Alternatively, large suburban lots have room for a sprawling home that takes advantage of the luxuries of space. Styles well suited to a 3 story plan are Split Level, Chateauesque, Victorian and houses built on a sloping lot. Split level homes are usually three levels, with each floor being separated by only a few stairs. This allows for private sleeping, living and entertainment space within a smaller floor plan. Luxury homes such as Chateauesque and Victorian have grand living spaces with a second floor for bedrooms and often a third floor that makes use of attic space, turrets and various other nooks for additional rooms.

Another popular option for 3+ story plans is to build on a sloping lot to accommodate a walkout basement where both sleeping quarters and entertainment areas can be placed. The kitchen and living areas will be located on the main level, with bedrooms on the second level for privacy. The lower level often opens to a large patio and may feature a home theater, game room or bar for superb entertaining.

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